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3 Final Life Science Clusters For Job Searches

3 more life science clusters for your job search
Written by: Arunodoy Sur, Ph.D.

When it comes to searching for a job, location matters.

I used to think that living in an area that was considered a life science hub would mean that I would never get a job.

I thought the competition would be too fierce.

In reality, the opposite was true.

The fiercest competition was in remote areas of the country where there were few companies, even fewer openings, and many job-hungry graduates hoping to make their career transition a reality.

As networking is such a pivotal part of a job search strategy, living in an area with both a high concentration of biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies and, in turn, networking events, was key.

I could easily prioritize both networking and completing my research without having to travel far.

Most importantly, I networked with employees at these company hubs before I graduated so I could build professional relationships and learn which companies I would be most interested in working with.

When you start networking in a biotechnology or biopharmaceutical cluster, you quickl...

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (February 19th, 2017)

Best Industry Transition Articles For PhDs June 20 2015

Every week we scour the Internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don’t have to.

We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, transferable skills, interviews, academic blues, and industry positions.

Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week’s best articles are…

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*Big Biotech Is Here And It Is Starting To Look A Lot Like Big Pharma* – Meghana Keshavan

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TOP The Importance Of Face-To-Face Networking In A Digital World – Lucinda Honeycutt

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Personal Branding For PhDs (Industry Careers For PhDs Podcast)

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Have you heard of the term personal branding but have no idea what it means or how to create one?

Are you looking to transition into industry but want to stand out from the crowd?

In this episode of the Industry Careers for PhDs podcast, we interview Dr. Coyte Cooper, an author, coach and speaker that focuses on helping people pursue their aspirations so they can have the type of energy and focus that allows them to perform at their peak level. Here, Coyte shares with us how PhDs can create and utilize a personal brand to help them transition into industry.

In this podcast, you’ll learn:

  • What is a personal brand and how does it lead to new jobs and opportunit...

How PhDs Must Prepare For A Job Interview With Top Recruiters

How to prepare for a job interview with top recruiters
Written By: Catherine Sorbara, Ph.D.

Industry interviews were a mystery to me.

I had interviewed for many postdoc positions and they were all the same.

I gave a presentation based on my previous research, then I met with the professor and a few of the other graduate students.

Conversations revolved around my research, the techniques I knew, the papers I published, and how I could use my skill set to further their research goals.

I was never asked behavioral questions.

I never dared to talk about salary expectations.

I was just happy to receive any salary.

My preparation was minimal because I talked about my work all the time and had presentations on hand from previous conferences.

All I had to do was read a few of the lab’s published papers.

This alone gave me confidence.

I had so much confidence walking into academic interviews.

I was in my element there — my comfort zone — and my posture, tone, and energy reflected that.

My first industry interview, on the o...

Best Industry Transition Articles Of The Week For PhDs (February 12th, 2017)

Best Industry Transition Articles For PhDs June 20 2015

Every week we scour the Internet to find the best industry transition articles for PhDs, so you don’t have to.

We have two consultants independently search for the most informative articles on networking, CVs/resumes, transferable skills, interviews, academic blues, and industry positions.

Our consultants vote on a top article for each category and for a top overall article each week. This week’s best articles are…

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*The Importance Of Personal Branding To Career Growth And Tips For Branding Success * – Jessica H. Hernandez

Networking

TOP The Top 10 Behaviors To Avoid When Networ...